ReadyScore®

The ReadyScore is a measurement of a country's ability to find, stop and prevent health threats. A score of 80% or higher indicates that a country is ready for an epidemic. Learn More

Data source: WHO JEE reports

Mauritania is not ready for the next epidemic. They have shown commitment to improving preparedness, but an outbreak could cause a devastating loss of lives and disrupt political and economic stability.

Mauritania has finished their National Action Plan and is working on improving epidemic preparedness in one or more gap areas.

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Not Ready

The Key 7 ReadyScore factors are the 7 technical areas that the Resolve to Save Lives team focuses on, selected from the 19 areas assessed by the JEE. These 7 areas are the foundational technical areas for epidemic preparedness that contribute to health system strengthening. The remaining 12 areas build off of the strong systems that the Key 7 form.

Data source: WHO JEE reports

National Laboratory System

45%

Real-Time Surveillance

60%

Workforce Development

53%

Preparedness

20%

Emergency Response Operations

35%

Risk Communication

35%

National Legislation, Policy and Financing

40%

Strengths & Gaps

Strengths

Preparedness areas that a country has established to find, stop and prevent health threats. Learn More

Zoonotic Disease
Immunization

Gaps

Gaps are areas that the country should prioritize to improve so they will be better prepared to find, stop and prevent epidemics. Learn More

Antimicrobial Resistance
Food Safety
Preparedness
Emergency Response Operations
National Laboratory System
Workforce Development

JEE Assessment Progress

Assess

Completed independent and transparent assessment of epidemic preparedness.
Assessed on March 27, 2017

Plan

Developed a plan to address critical gaps in epidemic preparedness.
National Action Plan was completed on March 5, 2018

Step Up

Improved epidemic preparedness in one or more areas (as indicated by JEEs).

Get to Green

Achieved ReadyScore of 80 or higher.

Sustain

Preparedness requires continuous efforts and investments to prevent epidemics.

ReadyScore Factors

A country’s ability to find, stop and prevent epidemics is based on their performance in 19 preparedness areas, such as whether they have an emergency operations center, laboratory network or disease tracking system. Learn More

Data source: WHO JEE reports

Find and Verify Outbreaks

National Laboratory System

45%

Real-Time Surveillance

60%

Reporting

50%

Workforce Development

53%

Stop Outbreaks

Preparedness

20%

Emergency Response Operations

35%

Linking Public Health and Security Authorities

40%

Medical Countermeasures and Personnel Deployment

20%

Risk Communication

35%

Prevent Outbreaks

National Legislation, Policy and Financing

40%

IHR Coordination, Communication and Advocacy

40%

Antimicrobial Resistance

20%

Zoonotic Disease

60%

Food Safety

20%

Biosafety and Biosecurity

30%

Immunization

60%

Protect from Other Health Threats

Points of Entry

30%

Chemical Emergencies

30%

Radiation Emergencies

40%

Mandatory Self-Assessment

The International Health Regulations Annual Report is an annual self-assessment of epidemic preparedness. Learn More

Data source: WHO JEE reports

27%
2010
20%
2011
25%
2012
0%
2013
31%
2014
28%
2015
0%
2016
32%
2017

Voluntary Monitoring

As part of their commitment to the International Health Regulations, countries complete voluntary monitoring activities to support continued assessment of their strengths and gaps, and to inform prioritization of epidemic preparedness activities. Learn More

Data source: WHO e-SPAR reports

Simulation Exercise

A Simulation Exercise is an activity where essential groups required for emergency response — government, health facilities and partners — simulate an emergency and its full response. This allows for an assessment of gaps in preparedness and response.

  • December 16, 2016
  • December 17, 2016
  • November 16, 2017

After Action Review

An After Action Review is a systematic review of the response to an outbreak or epidemic to identify strengths and challenges and determine how to improve the response in the future.

  • Crimean Congo Hemorrhagic Fever - September 18, 2017

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